Stolen Mac Helps Find Burglars
A Macintosh laptop, as well as other electronics, was stolen from an Apple employee. The Leopard operating system on the Mac has a function called “Back to My Mac,” which allows the owner of a Mac to find it if it shows up on the Internet and also to control or work on it.
Apparently, the burglar was not aware of this, so the Mac owner was able to watch where he went and found information like his birthdate and email address. The owner was also able to remotely take pictures of the burglar. It wasn’t long before he was caught and all the electronics were recovered.
Although I’m sure it wasn’t meant to help catch thieves, Back to My Mac sure saved the day!